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    Kruger National Park - South Africa (PICTURE HEAVY)

    My sister and her husband recently visited KNP and took some photos of the animals. The picture with the purple flowers (Jacaranda trees) is an aerial view of part of Pretoria at the moment. She sent me these through WhatsApp so some of the image quality may have been lost.

    Certainly miss the wildlife.

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    jakewire, Wildman, Shootm and 16 others like this.
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    Congratulate her on the photos, they are fantastic! Would love to see a leopard in the wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Congratulate her on the photos, they are fantastic! Would love to see a leopard in the wild.
    Her husband is the photographer - he certainly has an eye for it! Last time I was there was 9 years ago and only saw big animals as the area had sustained very heavy rainfall and the bush / grass was long and thick.
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    Awesome!

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    Brilliant mate, what a place!!!!!
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    Epic. Thanks for sharing mate
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    Absolutely cool.
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    Very very cool, love the Leopard shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    One day.
    Carpe Diem
    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    Worth a visit while it's still around, I have many happy memories there. What people can't quite grasp is how bloody big Kruger is: It's roughly the same size as Wales! There are plans for it to become part of a bigger park, the transfrontier park, which will be the size of England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Worth a visit while it's still around, I have many happy memories there. What people can't quite grasp is how bloody big Kruger is: It's roughly the same size as Wales! There are plans for it to become part of a bigger park, the transfrontier park, which will be the size of England.
    It's been a transfrontier park for almost 15 years. Great for animals but not good for internal security, because they removed most of the NOREX fence* along the border of Zimbabwe and Mozambique to achieve it.






    * NOREX Fence - electric fence border security device, built in 1984 and 1985, consisted of two razor-wire barrier fences flanking a pyramid of coiled razor-wire that shields a series of electrified wires, which pre-1990 were set to administer a lethal shock. Norex 1 from Komatipoort to Mbusini on the borders of Mozambique and Swaziland and the 137 km long Norex 2, which stretches from the Sand river (near Messina) almost to the Botswana border.

    Another fence along the Zimbabwean border had been proposed. The design is roughly consistent all along its 268km northern span from a farm known as Eendvogelpan, about 20km east of the Pontdrift border with Botswana, to the northern Kruger Park border with Zimbabwe, as well as its 62km length from Komatipoort, on the southern Mozambique border to Jeppe's Reef near Swaziland. The Norex electrical fence stops at the Sand River, which is east of Beit Bridge. This is also the shortest distance from Beit Bridge to Messina and is often used by illegal immigrants who prefer not to cross the Norex electrical fence.

    The Kruger Park, which has electrified animal fences, is a border category unto itself. Vhembe is a 32 kilometer long traditional crossing point between Zimbabwe and South Africa. This is also the area where the Norex electrical fence was not erected, as it would have infringed on a migration route of elephants in the area.

    Along 225 kilometer of borderline with Zimbabwe, starting at the Sand River just east of Messina up to the Alldays area, the Norex electrical fence marks the borderline. There is a gap of approximately 32 kilometres in the Norex fence at the Vhembe area. The Norex fence is manned by military personnel from the SMA (Soutpansberg Military Area) who are stationed at substations every ten kilometres along the border. One to two soldiers are deployed at each substation. When interference occurs on the fence, which is set on alarm mode, it will register at the substation closest to the interference, at the SMA headquarters, as well as at the offices of the contractor responsible for the maintenance of the electrical fence.
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    Great photos, thanks for sharing

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    Kudu ... they to me, going by the fotos my workmate showed me would be my favourite ... gorgeous ... stunning animals and birds ... thank you, Ryan ...
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